Last updated on November 2017

Are you at risk for C.diff? • Do you have an upcoming SURGERY, requiring you to be hospitalized for several days? • Have you been HOSPITALIZED TWICE in the last year and received antibiotics? • Are you 50 years of age or older?


Brief description of study

Are you at risk for C.diff? • Do you have an upcoming SURGERY, requiring you to be hospitalized for several days? • Have you been HOSPITALIZED TWICE in the last year and received antibiotics? • Are you 50 years of age or older?

Detailed Study Description

Individuals most at-risk for C. diff have a generally weakened condition, have received antibiotics, and are likely to have been hospitalized or residing in Long Term Care Facilities. Clostridium difficile (C-diff) is a potentially deadly, spore-forming bacterium emerging as the leading cause of life-threatening, healthcare-associated infections worldwide.

C.diff toxins cause gastrointestinal disease that can lead to death. Symptoms range from mild diarrhea to life-threatening colitis and often include dehydration, abdominal pain and spasms.

350,000 American people are hospitalized every year due to this disease, 77% of cases being in people above 50 years old. In hospital wards, C.diff contamination has been found on 49% of sites in rooms occupied by previous patients with C.diff even after cleaning measures.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX7197

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Jessica Moo-Young

Precision Clinical Research, LLC
Lauderdale Lakes, FL USA
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